Evaluation Preparation Sessions
In the years since we’ve developed the Driver Proficiency Program, I’ve noticed a significant difference between candidates that have taken preparation sessions before being evaluated, and those who have not. Having a prep-session makes the whole evaluation process a whole lot easier and stress-free.
A preparation session is run similar to an evaluation. It’s a dry run, giving the candidate the opportunity to practice taking an evaluator through each step of the unit they are working on. The instructor has the flexibility to correct flaws and provide coaching in areas the candidate needs help.
An Evaluator is not allowed to administer an evaluation to a candidate they have instructed at any time in the previous 6 months. However, if it is part of a group session of a dozen or more students, there is not a conflict.
Preparation sessions are set up privately through and evaluator and the candidate. Essentially, these are private one-on-one lessons. You can schedule evaluation prep-sessions with me as you would for any lesson or while attending a clinic.
Setting Up Evaluations
The first step of signing up for an evaluation is to submit an application with the CAA. You must then arrange for your evaluation with a CAA evaluator where and when your evaluation will take place. Candidates interested in taking their evaluations with me may be evaluated in East Bridgewater, MA, or at another location that I am teaching. Certain units of Levels 2 and 3 must be taken at an evaluation center. The CAA is actively working to develop evaluation centers throughout the United States.
Evaluation fees are paid to the CAA. If there are additional costs such as travel expenses or facility fees, the candidate is responsible for the difference between the evaluation fee, and the actual cost of the evaluator’s presence where the evaluation is taking place.
Evaluation days are very popular among driving clubs but can be run by individuals just as well. These events can take be one-day events or can take place over several days, and even be combined with other events such a pleasure drives or clinics. They are a fun combination of learning and evaluations.
These days do not have to be strictly limited to evaluations. They can be a combination of those interested in prep sessions, and other who are ready for their evaluations.
If you’d be interested in hosting an information and evaluation day, please get in touch with me.